Friday, February 24, 2017

Iridium 68 Flare

Iridium Flare !!
Brightest so far at -7.7 magnitude. Satellite "Iridium 68" flare as seen today 8:05pm at 30° elevation towards south-east of Pune, India.

An Iridium flare is a specific type of satellite flare (also known as satellite glint) made when the antennas of an Iridium communication satellite reflect sunlight directly onto the surface of the Earth.
The Iridium satellite constellation is a satellite constellation providing voice and data coverage to satellite phones, pagers and integrated transceivers over the Earth's entire surface. Iridium Communications owns and operates the constellation and sells equipment and access to its services.
EXIF for photo : Canon EOS 700D | f/5.6 | ISO-400 | Exposure : 22.4 sec (remote) | Focal length : 24mm

About Devendra Kulkarni

Plane Spotter & Aviation Photographer from India. Crazy about planes & flying machines, exploring new things over different domains such as Tech. Space. Aviation. Travel. Adventure. and many more.

Founder of Plane Spotters India - India's largest aviation enthusiasts community |

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